Rohn tower bolts - was Rhon tower bolts

K7LXC at K7LXC at
Sat May 11 12:26:03 EDT 1996

In a message dated 96-05-10 23:57:44 EDT, you write:

>No need to go to Rhon - they currently ship 25g sections 
>with SAE 5 grade platted bolts.  You can get these
>at the local hardware store.  
George et al. --

      YES, hardware stores can have SAE grade 5  bolts but NO they are not
the fine thread variety that Rohn (that's R-o-h-n) specifies.  I haven't been
able to find them off-the-shelf even in nut and bolt stores here is
Washington State.  And watch out, since  many hardware store varieties are
cadmium plated or some other "non-suitable" for outdoor use finish.

73,   Steve    K7LXC

   TOWER TECH -- professional tower supplies and services for amateurs

>From 0005543629 at (David & Barbara Leeson)  Sat May 11 16:50:00 1996
From: 0005543629 at (David & Barbara Leeson) (David & Barbara Leeson)
Date: Sat, 11 May 96 10:50 EST
Subject: Rohn tower bolts
Message-ID: <45960511155054/0005543629DC1EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

Genuine Rohn tower bolts are hot-dip galvanized, and are the only ones
that won't rust in outdoor service.  When I've substituted plated 
Grade 5 bolts (available locally in both coarse and fine thread -
don't mix 'em or you'll go nuts trying to dig the right nuts out of
your tower bucket) they rust through the plating in a year or two.

Since tower erection has so many other long-lead items, it makes sense
to stock on hot-dip galvanized bolts and nuts from Rohn or an 
intermediate source (K7LXC?).  Cutting corners on towers is like
cutting corners on a race car or airframe - don't do it!

73 de Dave, W6QHS

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